UK far-right couple with neo-Nazi views who named son after Hitler convicted

November 12, 2018@6:30 PM TFP Editor 0

A jury at Birmingham Crown Court in central England found 22-year-old Adam Thomas and 38-year-old Claudia Patatas guilty of being members of National Action. During the trial, jurors were shown photos of Thomas holding his baby son — who was given the middle name Adolf — while wearing the white robes of the Ku Klux Klan. (West Midland Police) A British couple with neo-Nazi views who named their son after Adolf Hitler was convicted Monday […]

‘Admitting problems helped us get debt-free’

November 12, 2018@6:08 PM TFP Editor 0

Image copyright Getty Images Some families are racking up debts with more than 20 creditors, then waiting for more than two years to seek help, new research has found. Analysis of callers to the National Debtline found that 43% said they had not sought help earlier as they were too stressed about their debts. Those in the red risk worsening their financial situation by failing to organise repayment plans early on. The report coincides with […]

EU auditors struggle to track use of Turkey refugee money

November 12, 2018@5:05 PM TFP Editor 0

BRUSSELS – European Union auditors on Tuesday said that Turkish officials refused to provide information that would help establish whether 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) in EU refugee aid money is being properly spent. The auditors said in a new report that Turkey’s family and social policies ministry declined access to the names, ID numbers and addresses of people who benefited from two EU cash-assistance projects. The projects include a system whereby refugees can withdraw […]

Tunisia PM faces confidence vote amid political tensions

November 12, 2018@4:37 PM TFP Editor 0

TUNIS, Tunisia – Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed faced lawmakers in a marathon debate Monday ahead of a vote of confidence needed to approve the government he reshuffled a week ago in a bid to end a months-long paralyzing political crisis. The debate was still going 12 hours later, a sign of the enmity coursing through Tunisia’s political scene. However, the prime minister was unlikely to lose the vote due in large part to support […]

Macedonian police issue arrest warrant for former PM

November 12, 2018@3:38 PM TFP Editor 0

SKOPJE, Macedonia – Macedonian police sought the country’s former prime minister late Monday, looking to arrest him to begin serving a two-year prison term following his conviction on corruption-related charges. Interior Ministry spokesman Toni Angelovski told The Associated Press that police issued a warrant for Nikola Gruevski’s arrest on instructions from Macedonia’s criminal court. On Friday, judges rejected Gruevski’s final appeal against serving the sentence. But several attempts by court clerks to locate Gruevski and […]

ISIS claims responsibility for suicide attack in Afghanistan

November 12, 2018@1:51 PM TFP Editor 0

ISIS has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack in Kabul on Monday that killed at least six people. The bomber approached a crowd demonstrating against the Taliban and detonated the device at a nearby checkpoint. The protesters were minority Shiites calling for a stop to the Taliban attacks in the province of Ghazni. The province of Ghazni, which is south of Kabul, has been hotly contested between government forces and the Taliban. Afghan security […]